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first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Changed in Weather PatternsNext articleTrump Tweets on SNAP Work Requirements Hoosier Ag Today The American Soybean Association is back in Washington, D.C., just weeks after their July Board of Directors meeting. Grower leaders are meeting with officials at the Department of Agriculture and with lawmakers to talk over options for offsetting the long-term damage from China’s retaliatory tariff on American soybeans. John Heisdorffer, ASA President, says they know that President Trump is aware of just how hard the tariff battle is hitting agriculture, especially soybeans. “The recent announcement that the European Union is buying more soybeans is a welcome step,” Heisdorffer says. “Given the scale of potential damage from the tariff, we need more market-opening measures if we are going to survive the repercussions on soybean exports.”The ASA is asking officials to increase funding for export promotion in the new farm bill. The soybean growers are also asking the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to support negotiating new free trade agreements. ASA is asking that the North American Free Trade Agreement is in place by the end of the year. They also want bilateral agreements in place with countries like Japan and others to help expand overseas access. The last item they’re asking for is increased funding to upgrade inland waterways.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Soybean Growers Back in D.C. to Talk Trade Resolution Soybean Growers Back in D.C. to Talk Trade Resolutionlast_img read more

first_imgTrapped beneath the Antarctic ice sheet lie over 400 subglacial lakes, which are considered to be extreme, isolated, yet viable habitats for microbial life. The physical conditions within subglacial lakes are critical to evaluating how and where life may best exist. Here, we propose that Earth’s geothermal flux provides efficient stirring of Antarctic subglacial lake water. We demonstrate that most lakes are in a regime of vigorous turbulent vertical convection, enabling suspension of spherical particulates with diameters up to 36 micrometers. Thus, dynamic conditions support efficient mixing of nutrient- and oxygen-enriched meltwater derived from the overlying ice, which is essential for biome support within the water column. We caution that accreted ice analysis cannot always be used as a proxy for water sampling of lakes beneath a thin (<3.166 kilometers) ice cover, because a stable layer isolates the well-mixed bulk water from the ice-water interface where freezing may occur.last_img read more

first_imgGuo Guangchang is head of Fosun InternationalCredit: PA:Press Association 6) Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris – £5billion With Villa in the financial mire following their 2018 playoff final defeat to Fulham under the ownership of Tony Xia, Sawiris stepped in to save the day, buying a 55 per cent controlling stake in the club in July that year. At 59, Nassef is the youngest of Egyptian billionaire Onsi Sawiris’ three sons. Onsi founded the Orascom conglomerate, with Nassef joining the business in 1982, becoming CEO in 1998. Sawiris also owns a stake in Adidas. Nassef Sawiris (left) bought the Villans from former owner Tony XiaCredit: Aston Villa 7) Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – £4.6billion Aiyawatt is the 34-year-old son of the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in October 2018, aged 60. He became CEO of King Power after his father’s death, the largest duty-free retailer in Thailand. Having bought Leicester in 2010, Vichai became a visible, heroic figure in Leicester, investing in the city as well as the club and helping to engineer the their astonishing Premier League triumph in 2016. Avram is a former chairman of the Zapata Corporation, while Joel took a more hands-on approach to the family’s NFL franchise. Newcastle will be supported by Mohammed bin SalmanCredit: Getty Images – Getty 2) Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour – £23.3billion Sheikh Mansour bought City in September 2008, immediately transforming them into a global powerhouse. Mansour is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, and comes from the royal family of Abu Dhabi. The 49-year-old has since also acquired New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, among others, via the City Group. Day-to-day running of the club is delegated to trusted lieutenant Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Like Newcastle’s Saudi owners, Mansour’s City ownership has been accused of being a blatant attempt at “sportswashing” by many human rights groups. Mansour’s billions have transformed Manchester CityCredit: Reuters 3) Chelsea – Roman Abramovich – £9.6billion Chelsea’s Russian owner arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2003, transforming the West London club into a consistent driving force of the Premier League – and the transfer market. Abramovich made his fortune in the 1990s, initially trading in all kinds of things including timber, food products and even plastic ducks – but his biggest business came in petrochemicals and oil trading. The 53-year-old was able to exploit a changing Russian economy in the 1990s in order to acquire his fortune, gaining a controlling stake in Sibneft in 1995 – one of the country’s largest oil companies. Abramovich was once the league’s wealthiest ownerCredit: AP:Associated Press 4) Arsenal – Stan Kroenke – £6.8billion The Gunners are just one of a global network of sports teams owned by American Stan Kroenke, including the LA Rams, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rapids. The 72-year-old married Ann Walton, an heiress of the US supermarket Walmart, in 1974 – and nine years later founded a real estate development group. The Kroenke Group specialise in shopping centres and apartment buildings – with many situated near existing Walmart locations. Kroenke first bought shares in the North Londoners in 2008, before increasing his stake to around 62 per cent in 2011. Joel & Avram Glazer have been running the Red Devils since their father’s stroke in 2006Credit: AFP – Getty 10) Southampton – Gao Jisheng – £3.1billion Chinese billionaire Gao Jisheng took over at St Mary’s in 2017, buying the club for £210million of his own personal fortune, rather than that of his company, Lander Sports Development Co. Jisheng, 67, served in the Shanghai People’s Armed Police for seven years, while also gaining a degree from Shanghai Normal Uinversity. He founded the Lander Group in 1995, initially focusing on the property market before moving into the sports industry. Jisheng is looking to sell up, however, putting the club up for sale last month. John W. Henry (left)has owned the Reds since 2010Credit: PA:Empics Sport 13) West Ham United – David Sullivan & David Gold – £1.6billion Gold and Sullivan began their foray into business in the soft porn industry, before moving into sex shops, magazines and adult films. These ventures made Sullivan a millionaire by just 25 – while Gold also owns the lingerie high-street chain Ann Summers. The pair owned Birmingham City in the noughties, before acquiring boyhood club West Ham in 2010. But while the prospect of big-spending may be exciting, some supporters will feel uncomfortable upon learning about the country’s appalling human rights record. Srivaddhanaprabha inherited the Foxes from his late fatherCredit: Getty Images – Getty 8) Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis – £3.9billion While Daniel Levy may be the face of the Tottenham board, Joe Lewis is the ENIC Group’s main shareholder. ENIC took control of the North Londoners in 2001, making Levy the longest-serving chairman in the Premier League. The 58-year-old takes responsibility for the day-to-day running of the club as managing director of ENIC, but owns just 29.4 per cent of the investment company, compared to Lewis’ 70.6 per cent. Lewis left school at 15 to help run his father’s catering firm, Tavistock Banqueting – before showing a flair for business himself upon taking control. Lewis now 83, lives in tax exile in the Bahamas, and is rarely seen at White Hart Lane. Farhad Moshiri (left) runs the Toffees alongside Bill KenwrightCredit: Getty Images – Getty 15) Brighton – Tony Bloom – £1.3billion Bloom, 50, made his fortune through gambling – having competed in a number of lucrative poker events. In 2009, he used his fortune to buy the Seagulls, his boyhood club, overseeing their rise from the third-tier into the Premier League. He also owns Belgian second-tier side Union SG. Russian millionaire Demin has owned the Cherries since 2011Credit: Reuters 17) Sheffield United – Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed – £198million Newcastle will not be the only Premier League club with Saudi ownership. In 2013, the Blades were taken over by Prince Abdullah. The 55-year-old comes from the House of Saud – the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia. He was appointed the country’s General President of Youth Welfare in 2014, and also owns a 50 per cent stake in KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk. Loading… Lewis is rarely seen as White Hart Lane, leaving day-to-day affairs to Daniel LevyCredit: PA:Press Association 9) Manchester United – The Glazer Family – £3.6billion Malcolm Glazer was a New Yorker, beginning life in the business world at just 15 – selling watches door-to-door to help keep his family afloat after the passing of his father. At 28, he moved into real estate, gradually expanding across America before acquiring three TV stations. His later investments included Harley-Davidson – before moving into sports with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 – and later Manchester United in 2003. Malcolm suffered a stroke in 2006, at which point sons Avram and Joel took over day-to-day running of the club, which has continued beyond their father’s passing in 2014. Harris (middle) runs the Eagles alongside Steve Parish (left) and David Blitzer (right)Credit: Rex Shutterstock 12) Liverpool – John W. Henry – £2.1billion Henry, 70, is head of Fenway Sports Group – which took control of Liverpool in 2010 after George Gillett and Tom Hicks’ unpopular ownership of the Anfield club. He founded John W. Henry & Company in 1981, an investment group that made him his millions. Alongside business partner Tom Werner, Henry also owns the Boston Red Sox.center_img Kroenke married Walmart heiress Ann Walton in 1974Credit: AFP – Getty 5) Wolves – Guo Guangchang – £5.2billion Guangchang, from the Eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, has been chairman of the Fosun Group since 1994. The conglomerate are based in Shanghai and Hong Kong – and initially worked in market research. After expanding into the healthcare and real estate industries – Fosun became one of the biggest investment firms in the world. They bought Wolves from previous owner Steve Morgan in 2016 for around £45million – quickly transforming them from Championship mediocrity to European competition. Gao Jisheng is a self-made Chinese billionaireCredit: AFP 11) Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris – £2.9billion Harris, 55, is involved in a number of sporting ventures. The American is principal owner of the New Jersey Devils in the NHL, and NBA franchise the Philadelphia 76ers. Alongside business partner David Blitzer, and long-term chairman Steve Parish, Harris has been in joint-control of the Eagles since 2015 – but is reportedly looking for buyers. Mike Garlick (left) was born within 200 yards of Turf MoorCredit: Getty Images – Getty Gold and Sullivan made their fortunes in the soft porn industryCredit: Getty Images – Getty 14) Everton – Farhad Moshiri – £1.5billion Previously a shareholder of Arsenal, Moshiri grew frustrated at his lack of influence in North London, selling his shares to business partner Alisher Usmanov in 2016 and upping sticks to Goodison. He bought a 77.2 per cent stake in the Toffees, being able to plough in investment in players that Bill Kenwright was never able to on his own – although with mixed results at best so far. The Iranian, 64, resides in Monaco, and has shares in mobile phone operators and steel manufacturers. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, a close associate of Mohammed bin Salman, will become new chairman – with his powerful friend also backing the Magpies’ takeover. Following the deal’s completion, the Saudi consortium will own 80 per cent of the club – with Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers each evenly splitting the remaining 20 per cent. While some fans are conflicted by the morality of Saudi ownership, others are simply excited at having owners worth more than ten times Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour. Marca have ranked the Premier League’s owners in terms of wealth – and SunSport examine each and every one of them. 1) Newcastle United – Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund – £320billion After 13 years of Mike Ashley being at the helm, Newcastle are essentially about to be owned by the Saudi Arabian state. The Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund invests on behalf of the country’s government. The Toon can be certain of eyewatering spending after Ashley’s stingy tenure, with the gulf state one of the richest in the world. Chaired by the controversial Mohammed bin Salman, and governed by Al-Rumayyan – the St James’ Park outfit will be run by some of the world’s most powerful people. Prince Abdullah is part of the Saudi royal familyCredit: Rex Features 18) Watford – Gino Pozzo – £93million A member of Italy’s influential Pozzo family, Gino acquired the Hornets from Laurence Bassini in 2012 – adding them to his portfolio of clubs including Granada and Udinese. Having made his money through his father’s family business, Freud, Pozzo is now based in London and plays a key part in the day-to-day running of the club. While he has a penchant for sacking managers, clearly Pozzo has a flair and passion for running Watford, with the Vicarage Road side having improved a great deal under his unorthodox stewardship. Read Also: Barcelona agree to play without fans until 2021 One of Britain’s most beloved TV chefs, Smith and hubby Wynn-Jones traded their season tickets for a spot in the Carrow Road boardroom when the Canaries fell upon hard times. By far the smallest club, budget-wise, in the Premier League, the pair have had to run the club smartly – investing in coach Daniel Farke and his philosophy. Lesser seen on the telly these days, having hung up her TV cookery set in 2013, Smith focuses primarily on her beloved football club. Gino Pozzo (left) has run Watford since 2012Credit: Getty Images – Getty 19) Burnley – Mike Garlick – £62million Garlick is the CEO of Michael Bailey Associates – a British recruitment consultancy. Having been born just 200 yards away from Turf Moor, Burnley FC is in Garlick’s blood. Educated at the town’s grammar school, he has masterminded their stay in the Premier League – as the smallest place in the UK to have boasted a top-flight club since 1992. Garlick has turned down a number of approaches for the club, and believes its community ties are central to its success. Newcastle United are edging closer to a takeover that would see them possess the richest owners in the Premier League. The £300million deal is gathering pace, with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund having paid current owner Mike Ashley a deposit. Bloom (right) has overseen his beloved Brighton’s rise from League One to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty Images – Getty 16) Bournemouth – Maxim Demin – £900million The Russian, 50, is a petrochemical magnate, having bought the Cherries in 2011. Demin has played a big part in Bournemouth’s miracle rise from the foot of League Two to their fifth consecutive season in the Premier League. He resides in Dorset, and his wife Irena even once gave his Cherries side a half-time team-talk – her rant inspiring them to clinch a 2-2 draw against MK Dons, having been a goal down at the break. 20) Norwich – Delia Smith & Michael Wynn-Jones – £23million Delia Smith and husband Wynn-Jones are the least wealthy owners in the Premier LeagueCredit: Reuters FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Futurelast_img read more

first_imgB.C. Hydro has released an update on the specific upgrades taking place at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and adjoining Gordon M. Shrum Generating Station.Some of the upgrades which are expected to be completed over the next several years include the Spillway Slope Stabilization Project, to ensure worker safety, and the Embankment Dam technology Improvements. These dam technology improvements will ensure the dam will sustain its structural integrity over several years.Upgrades to the GMS will include the replacement of several turbines, as well as an increase in three unit’s capacity.- Advertisement -The GMS upgrades are expected to cost around $500 million. The upgrades are part of B.C. Hydro’s $6 billion capital investment being spent on 10 projects across the province over the next several years.last_img read more

first_imgRunner said he vows to bring the crime bill legislation to the initiative process if it stalls in the Legislature. Runner and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, co-wrote Jessica’s Law, which passed by a landslide as Proposition 83 last year. [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A crime-bill package announced by Republican state lawmakers last week includes provisions that its proponents say would close legal loopholes allowing criminal street gangs to exploit the juvenile justice system. Juveniles are typically recruited by street gangs for the purpose of committing robberies and burglaries because they face minimal consequences, law enforcement officials say. Frustration over juvenile crime hit a boiling point within local law enforcement circles last fall during interrogations in the aftermath of a large scale gang-specific Antelope Valley investigation, when videotaped interviews showed smugly defiant juvenile suspects apparently well aware that they faced minimal punishment, Lancaster station Capt. Carl Deely said. “It was a big joke to them,” Deely said. The crime bill package introduced Wednesday calls for terms of probation to include those released from prison to wear a global positioning system tracking devices. Additionally, the crime bill package provides for tougher sentencing for adults who use children in the commission of crimes. State Senator George Runner R-Lancaster said the bills will give law enforcement the necessary tools to reduce crime. Runner authored several bills in the package including an omnibus bill that would require an up or down vote on the entire 12-bill package. “We believe part of the pressures juveniles face is that they have an adult that’s using them,” Runner said. Deely believes passage of the crime-bill package is necessary to update antiquated juvenile crime laws. “There’s no relation in the crimes being committed by juveniles in the ’50s and ’60s to what’s going on now,” he said. last_img read more

first_imgSlieve League, Sliabh Liag,Delegates from France, Spain, Italy, Croatia and a number of other EU countries are set to attend the EU Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations (FEDETON) General Assembly Meeting in Donegal Town next week.The General Assembly meeting will take place on 7th July 2016 and FEDETON President, Mr. Bernard Faucon will be in attendance.The meeting will be hosted by Donegal County Council and Donegal Tourism Ltd, with a Marine Tourism Seminar the following day. Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey and Chief Executive Seamus Neely will welcome the delegates to Donegal.“This is an opportunity to showcase County Donegal to FEDETON and promote the county as a marine tourism destination of excellence. This event also provides a platform to discuss potential future EU marine tourism projects and collaborations with important and influential networks such as FEDETON” says Seamus Neely.Delegates will enjoy a tour of Donegal’s marine tourism assets including St. John’s Point, Killybegs, Sliabh Liag, Glencolmcille and other hidden gems of our county.On Friday 8th July Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd will be hosting a marine tourism themed seminar with keynote speakers from the sector and attended by businesses from across Donegal who engage in marine tourism activities. This seminar is funded by Donegal County Council, MalinWaters and with support provided by the Marine Institute and funded under the Marine Research Sub-programme by the Irish Government. Topics presented on the day will include EU and other funding opportunities for tourism providers, a case study of a local marine tourism business, a guest speaker from Scotland who will present on the Scottish marine tourism strategy ‘Awakening the Giant’, a presentation on e-tourism strategies and the future of online marketing, the Clean Coast Strategy from An Taisce and much more. A Q&A session will take place at the end of the day offering attendees the opportunity to discuss marine tourism topics with the expert panel of speakers.Joy Harron, Donegal Tourism Ltd is urging anyone interested in marine tourism in Donegal to come along to this seminar.“This seminar will be of particular interest to those who are operating in the marine tourism sector in Donegal or who have an interest in protecting our coastal ecosystems and marine species and how we can continue to develop this sector in a sustainable way”.The Atlantic Coastal Opportunities for Marine Tourism seminar will take place on 8 July 2016 in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. To book your place visit www.donegalcoco.ie .DONEGAL TO HOST MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK was last modified: June 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another wild week for the markets. Is it irrational exuberance?Soybeans continue to show strength in the futures market.  Following are some reasons for the continued rally:Fear of lost/reduced bushels in ArgentinaMore potential for U.S. exports to fill China’s increased demandDecrease in the dollar’s valueLimited coverage by end users on soybean meal caused a panic to cover shorts in the marketFunds switched positions during the last two months to sizable long positionsSummer weather uncertainty may cause those short futures to exit positions until later in growing yearThe market may still be worried that corn acres are trying to be bought back at the last minuteBean’s technical “picture” still looks positive.In my opinion, some of these reasons why we could be at a near term top:Argentina’s “loss of bushes” represents only 2% of the world’s production or 10% of world projected carryoutIt’s uncertain that soybean meal end users will continue to be strong buyers in the long-term if weather looks favorableEven if funds that are long decide to reduce risk and sell, who is going to step up and buy?While futures increased during this rally, basis decreased at the processors signaling they don’t need beansThe May-Jul soybean spread is wide, suggesting the market wants beans storedFundamentally, the market may be near the topIn 2012 beans rallied $1.50 from March 1st  to May 1st, but then lost $1.50 from May 1stto June 1st. Ultimately beans rallied $3.50 after mid-June but only once summer weather was determined.Generally it is expected to be a warmer summer than normal, but precipitation may be above average too.  Many are saying it is a flip of the coin, making marketing difficult.CornThere has been some concern about Brazils safrina (or second) corn crop not getting enough rain.  While this may be an issue, it’s important to remember that Brazil only produces about 10% of the world corn crop and this second crop is half of their entire production.  The problem area might only represent 5% of Brazil’s total production.  Which would be less than 1% of the world production.Corn basis fell dramatically at ethanol plants across the country signifying this rally may be a bit overdone.  However the Gulf basis, which is an indication of export demand, has held strong. The May/July spread narrowed as the delivery process started.  This may indicate either exporters are short and trying to cover, or this rally is indeed warranted.Planting progress is good and most of the Corn Belt will be planted next week. This early planting may offset later weather issues, but it is still too early to tell.MacrosManaged money funds have been throwing a lot of cash at commodities.  This has caused a surge in prices that make fundamental traders scratch their heads. These funds have more money and can outlast everyone else when it comes to trading positions that might not make sense to others.  Could we go higher? Absolutely. Could the funds suddenly switch their positions and erase all the gains of the previous two months? Certainly.Market ActionFollowing provides details on recent trades including strategy and rationale.  A common theme throughout the trades is keeping my marketing strategy flexible with consideration to market volatility, decreasing risk as much as possible and taking advantage of opportunities for premiums in the market.  As always, I may not always hit the top, but I don’t want to be forced to take the bottom of the market.1) Bean FuturesTwo weeks ago an order I placed to sell Nov futures at $10 was hit.  80% of my 2016 production is now priced at a $9.50 average.2) Bean OptionsOn 12/18/15, when May beans were $8.80, I was concerned that the expected large South American bean crop combined with the large U.S. harvest could drive bean prices lower.  So, I wanted to minimize my downside risk while maximizing upside potential. Trade details:Bought an $8.80 putSold an $8.20 put (to pay the premium of the $8.80 put)Sold a $9.20 call (to pay the premium of the $8.80 put)This trade provided – 60 cents downside protection with 40 cents of upside potentialOutcome: on 4/22/16 when the May options expired I was required to take the $9.20 May sale because May futures were above $9.20 ($10.20).3) Bean SpreadWith all my old crop sold, I had to apply this $9.20 sale in #2 Bean option trade above to new crop.  Since my short was in May futures (which I had to be out of today) I bought my short position back in the May futures and sold July futures at the same time, receiving a 10 cent carry (or premium).  Now my sale is currently valued at $9.30 against July.  Right now there is a 20 cent inverse (decrease) from July to Nov, which increases my risk of taking a loss yet on this trade.  However, usually beans will adjust to a carry position closer to the delivery period when we have huge carryout like we have in the market currently, so I’m going to wait it out.  I think the risk is manageable and I’m comfortable with what I know today.  This makes me 100% priced on my 2016 production at a $9.45 average.4) Corn OptionOn 12/10/15 I sold a $4.00 May corn call for 10 cents.  On 4/22/16 the price of corn was below $4 ($3.71), which means this option was not executed and I keep the premium (10 cents).Earlier last week I sold a $4 Sep corn call for 20 cents.  I wanted to keep my options position the same and continue to sell strike prices that I believed were good sales in the past.  What does this mean?If corn is below $4 on 8/26 then I keep the premium and move onIf we are above $4 on 8/26, then I have sold at $4, but also keep the two call premiums 10 cents and 20 cents (i.e. $4.30 against Sep futures)There is some risk in the Sep/Dec corn spread, but usually the Sep/Dec spread eventually trades at a carry when harvest begins (meaning an additional 10 cents potentially).  I acknowledge my risk and am willing to except it on a limited amount of bushels.5) Corn OptionOn 2/19/16 I sold a $3.70 May corn call for 10 cents. Corn closed above $3.70 on 4/22/16 ($3.71), so I now have a short May future at $3.70.  However, I still get to keep the 10 cents premium from this trade (and an 8 cents premium from a previous trade that expired on 2/19/16).  This trade is now worth $3.88 against the May futures.6) Corn SpreadI had to roll this May corn short from #5 option forward. I chose July because the spread beyond was not wide enough given the large carryout of corn left in the US.  So again I bought my May futures back and sold July collecting 5 cents carry.  Now my $3.88 trade is worth $3.93 against the July futures.  Again, I have risk in the spread between July and Dec, but I’m comfortable based upon the information I have today.My marketing strategy has always been to keep my choices open and take advantage of opportunities as they become available.  The market can go up, down or sideways.33% of my crop is sold against futures that provide floor protection (if the market goes lower)33% of my crop is tied up with option sales (these work best in sideways markets)33% of my crop is unpriced, allowing for upside potential if the market ralliesI want the market to go up, but I’m protected in case it doesn’t. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgPosterous, the increasingly popular minimalist blogging service, just launched its first iPhone application this morning. The app, called PicPosterous, allows users to upload pictures and videos to their blogs. Until now, the only way to upload this content was to email it to Posterous. The developers of the iPhone app still have to work out some kinks, but once the company fixes these issues, PicPosterous could quickly take over email as the most convenient way to upload media files to Posterous.Minimalist Blogging Done RightWhen Posterous launched, the only way to upload content to the site was to email it to [email protected] If you hadn’t already registered an account, Posterous would automatically set up a blog for you and email you back with all the details. The iPhone application follows a similar philosophy, though with a strong focus on pictures and videos. You don’t have to register for the service to upload pictures – your new Posterous domain name will appear at the bottom of the screen. Another nice feature of the app is that you can easily add new pictures and videos to an album without starting a new blog post. Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web frederic lardinois Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Good, But Not PerfectNot everything is perfect, however. While the app does a nice job with media content, you can’t actually use it to forward links or just straightforward text to your site. Once you are registered with Posterous, you can also choose to forward your images to a number of services like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or your own blog. From within the app, however, you can’t control where your images go, though you can turn Posterous’ auto-post function on or off from within the app when you start a new album. Some earlier reviews of the app noted that any image that wasn’t taking in landscape mode would appear on its side once uploaded to the service. In reality, however, it just takes a few minutes for the site to detect the orientation of the image and the problem will correct itself automatically.Overall, this app is a good start. If you are at an event, for example, you could easily snap pictures and videos from within the app and upload them to your Posterous blog within seconds. Thanks to Posterous’ ability to auto-post your files to other services, your friends don’t even have to come to your site – the images will just go to whatever service they are already on.The app brings Posterous’ philosophy of keeping things very simple to the iPhone, though sometimes to the detriment of the user experience. Until the Posterous team fixes some of these issues with the app, we are more likely to just continue to email our media files and texts to Posterous than to fire up PicPosterous. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgTech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale,Tech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale Paris, a 185-year-old prestigious institute of higher education and research dedicated to engineering, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), spread across a sprawling expanse of 130 acres, aims to train engineers to become innovative entrepreneurs. “Quality engineering education is the single most powerful intervention that the industry requires right now to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Considering the high percentage of un-employability in engineering graduates that persists in India today as a result of this gap, we need institutes which work on the Industry-Academia relationship model.Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) would lead this effort,” says Professor Sanjay Dhande, Founder Director, MEC. Getting Creative MEC will offer specialisations in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. MEC also plans to add a course on creative sciences along with the routine engineering schedule to provide a liberal arts angle to an otherwise rigid engineering academic framework. Creative sciences would be included in the schedule by introducing students to the craft of filmmaking through multimedia presentations. “In the process of teaching students film and language/aesthetics, I hope to stir up some of their social concerns and channelise them into some form of narrative – be it poetic, dramatic or even through plain documentary.advertisementThe MEC curriculum also encourages students to appreciate the beauty of literature and make sociological enquiries behind the rules of society and technology at large,” explains Professor Hariharan, Director of the Creative Sciences Department, MEC. Research Driven MEC is committed to support a strong research vision in areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials and Defence. “We aim to develop an R&D culture inside the institution engaging internationally reputed research scholars as faculty members; and will construct state of the art R&D laboratories for the purpose of research work across many thrust areas.Going forward, we expect MEC to become a seat for research in India. Research at MEC aims to develop innovative solutions which could go some way in addressing some of the most troubling issues in the world today, from addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies. MEC’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world,” said Professor Didier Clouteau, Dean of Academics, MEC when asked about the institute’s plans to foster research tie-ups for greater collaboration between faculty and students.In a message to prospective students Professor Sanjay Dhande says, “Go where no one else has gone before into the future! And be fully prepared with the right knowledge, the right tools and capabilities, both from a technological as well as business perspective, to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We would want to see MEC as the finest in its class in Asia, one of the best in the world and for it to emerge as the leading next generation engineering talent provider for India and the rest of the world, growing in repute as a research driven and industry focused institution with branches across the country.” Going Green MEC has set up state-of-the-art facilities across a 30 acre campus that has been designed to provide students a modern lifestyle.The predominantly green campus even houses a zoological park with select flora and fauna. With luxurious dorms and suites, sports and recreational facilities and dining areas that serve the best of global cuisine, students can enjoy a world-class education. Well Connected MEC can boast of having the most advanced scientific infrastructure to help faculty and students keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Besides connected class rooms, laboratories, a computer centre, library and prototyping facilities, every faculty member and student will have access to the latest equipment and information on site. The entire campus will be connected using both wired and a wireless communication backbone and classroom technologies such as SMART Board interactive systems.Admission Process 180 students will be admitted through a strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from students who have cleared their IIT-JEE mains and secured a ranking not greater than 1,50,000 or have obtained an equivalent SAT score. They would have to go through an application process followed by a personal interview round before selection.www.mahindraecolecentrale.edu.inadvertisementMEC aims to emerge as the leading next-gen engineering talent provider and be known as a research driven institutionlast_img read more

first_imgWillian enjoying Chelsea veteran roleby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Willian is enjoying his different role within the squad this season.The Brazilian is now one of the senior members of the team, given the youth injection from manager Frank Lampard this summer.And Willian is happy to pass on his knowledge to the youngsters. But he insists that he has a lot to offer on the pitch as well. More than anything, he is happy at the club.”I enjoy it a lot,” he said to the club’s website.”I enjoy myself, I enjoy it with my team-mates and I have pleasure to play with them and this is what I want – to have pleasure, play, enjoy myself on the pitch and get the results.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more